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Faking fakers and the fakery they fake

Faking fakers and the fakery they fake

I have few original thoughts on the fake twins who cannot bear the unbearable burden of bearing fairly boring genealogy and upbringing in middle and upper middle class Amerika.

I feel your feign, man and woman.

So here is your faking fakers and the fakery they fake Reader (you can attribute any of these brilliant lines to moi):

Mark Steyn:

When it comes to conspiracies, I’m an Occam’s Razor man. The more obvious explanation of the variable first line in the eternally shifting sands of Obama’s biography is that, rather than pretending to have been born in Hawaii, he’s spent much of his life pretending to have been born in Kenya.

After all, if your first book is an exploration of racial identity and has the working title “Journeys In Black And White,” being born in Hawaii doesn’t really help. It’s entirely irrelevant to the twin pillars of contemporary black grievance – American slavery and European imperialism. To 99.99 percent of people, Hawaii is a luxury vacation destination and nothing else.

Whereas Kenya puts you at the heart of what, in an otherwise notably orderly decolonization process by the British, was a bitter and violent struggle against the white man’s rule. Cool! The composite chicks dig it, and the literary agents.

And where’s the harm in it? Everybody does it – at least in the circles in which Obama hangs. At Harvard Law School, where young Barack was “the first African-American president of The Harvard Law Review,” there’s no end of famous firsts: As The Fordham Law Review reported, “Harvard Law School hired its first woman of color, Elizabeth Warren, in 1995.” There is no evidence that Mrs. Warren, now the Democrats’ Senate candidate, is anything other than 100 percent white. She walks like a white, quacks like a white, looks whiter than white. She’s the whitest white since Frosty the Snowman fell in a vat of Wite-Out. But she “self-identified” as Cherokee, so that makes her a “woman of color.”

Joe Fitzgerald:

It’s a cheap stunt.

It’s former City Councilor Chuck Turner, trying to divert attention from his bribery conviction by reminding his tiny band of disillusioned followers, “African-Americans were brought to this country as slaves; we were whipped and lashed and hung. …”

It’s Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. offering to donate to the Smithsonian Institution’s museum of black history the handcuffs used to shackle him, as if he had personally confronted Sheriff Jim Clark rather than mouthed off to a Cambridge cop who’d come to help him.

It’s unconscionable because it demeans the price that was paid by those who truly suffered for causes greater than themselves. To Warren, Turner and Gates, and ideologues like them, that shed blood of others is not revered, but unconscionably appropriated for their own selfish purposes.

Howie Carr:

Granny’s hagiographers had to be dragged kicking and screaming to the truth about their heroine, but finally the tangled web they weaved when first they practiced to deceive came apart like the Seventh Cavalry at the Little Big Horn.

James Taranto:

In any case, Obama’s putative foreign birth fit in with the image his agents were trying to sell: that of a young man whose exotic background gave him a pertinent perspective on “social and racial issues.” Obama, like Warren, was a product of elite academia, which places a great premium on such “diversity.” When tales of exotic origins become a kind of currency, it shouldn’t surprise us to find that prominent people, when they were young and ambitious, turn out to have passed counterfeits.

Jack Marshall:

In fact, it looks like a severe case of Sixties Liberal Delusion Syndrome, also known as Billy Jack Disease. Warren talks and writes like a stereotype campus liberal, and like her Sixties campus forbears, she must have figured out in early adulthood that kinship with oppressed minorities is the antidote to white guilt and the ticket to a perpetual state of self-righteousness and victimization….

As for me, a Massachusetts kid myself, I don’t trust plagiarizers. The most honest and trustworthy people I know never plagiarized anything in their lives; given a choice between a plagiarist and a non-plagiarist, I’ll take the non- every time.

Ed Driscoll:

And how better to sound cool and exotic to Harvard’s professors (many of whom likely share the same punitive liberal worldview of America that Obama has marinated in much of his life) than to claim you weren’t born in America?


One last piece of data: In Dreams From My Father Obama admits that while at Punahou School, the fancy prep school he attended with the children of Hawaii’s rich and powerful, he told people that his father was an African prince.

Are you starting to see a pattern?

Unlike Obama, I never went on some years-long journey of self-discovery trying to figure out who I am.  That journey is what Dreams is supposedly all about.  But as we have already learned, many of the people in that memoir are fake “composites” and the events he describes didn’t take place.

Obama is not only pretentious, he is pretend-tious.  At Punahou School he was low on the social status totem pole compared to the other children.  So he claims to be the son of an African Prince.  As he grows older he cultivates a persona that is exotic and international.  He wears a sarong, quotes TS Eliot and listens to jazz.

Early on his lies are easy to tell and hard to check.  Later on, not so much.  So he begins trying to clean up his history.  But the problem is he has created a paper trail, and now that he is world famous there is no place to hide.

Luckily for him the media is doing their best to protect him.


The point, as Pollak explains, isn’t that the Kenya detail should be taken at face value but rather that it’s another case of Obama, who once famously described himself as a “blank slate” for voters, re-inventing his identity for professional gain. An author born in colonial Kenya sounds more worldly at first blush than one born in Honolulu, just as a law professor who’s 1/32 Cherokee sounds more in tune with the minority experience in America than a white woman from Oklahoma.

Jim Treacher“:

Either Obama was born in Kenya or he wasn’t. I remain skeptical that he was.  The question is, then: Why did he claim to be? What advantage did he think it  gave him at the time?

Maybe Elizabeth Warren can tell us…

An as yet undiscovered pundit who is still deciding how to pitch his first book, Dreams From My Cossack Fleeing, Civil War Slave Freeing, French Underground Sabateuring, Warsaw Ghettoing, Jerusalem Liberating, Great Great Grandfather:

Why aren’t liberals screaming about this?

Elizabeth Warren has done as much damage to the notion of affirmative action as anyone in memory.  She made a mockery of it whether or not she received the benefit in any provable fashion.

If Elizabeth Warren can claim minority status for diversity purposes, then diversity as it is practiced at Harvard and elsewhere is a game of charades, in which “sounds like” is more important than “is.”


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Taxpayer1234 | May 20, 2012 at 7:50 pm

Professor, YOUR book I want to read!

Joe Biden plagiarized his life story too.

    Observer in reply to myiq2xu. | May 21, 2012 at 9:10 am

    Odd, isn’t it, how so many liberals want to be somebody else? Maybe if liberals didn’t spend so much of their time worshipping at the shrine of “diversity” and “victimology,” they might actually learn to like themselves for who they really are.

    Reading those articles on Elizabeth Warren’s family, I noticed that her American ancestry goes back to the early 1700’s. You’d think she’d be proud of the fact that her ancestors left behind everything they’d ever known and risked a long and dangerous sea voyage to the “New World” for a chance to build a new life. But no, she prefers to ignore the bravery of her actual ancestors and fabricate an Indian connection so she can claim to be a victim. It’s sad.

“we shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end, we shall mock them fight in France, we shall mock them fight on the seas and oceans, we shall mock them fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be, we shall mock them fight on the beaches, we shall mock them fight on the landing grounds, we shall mock them fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall mock them fight in the hills; we shall never surrender

    Jusuchin (Military Otaku) in reply to newrouter. | May 20, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    2008 was a wake up call. 2009 was a call to action. 2010 is our first victory. 2012 is the continuation.

For the youngin’s, you have got to see the “Billy Jack” video.
I bought in the discount pile at Walmart. I am embarrassed to say that I actual saw the “piece of art” (actually a POS) in a theater. It is the combination of martial art in the rough ripoff of the “Kung Fu” TV series and self pretentious early 70’s liberals (to be honest get “Death Race 2000” instead).

    myiq2xu in reply to Neo. | May 20, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    Do you remember Trial of Billy Jack?

    After 2 hours of bad acting, senseless violence and a Kent State type National Guard mass shooting of hippies, it ends with everyone singing “Give Peace a Chance.”

    ohiochili in reply to Neo. | May 21, 2012 at 10:28 am

    My friend and I saw Billy Jack when it came out during my hippie days. We thought it was the greatest film ever made.
    I also found it in a bin at Wally World and bought it so my son could experience this magical thing.
    If I ever had any doubts that I have gotten smarter through the years, watching this trash erased them.

    My son actually made it all the way through, but then he does bend to the left.

    creeper in reply to Neo. | May 21, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    The original “Billy Jack” film was titled “Born Losers”. I, too, saw it in a theater. It was far better than any of the sequels.

Birds of a feather:

Nannies with no green card
Treasurers who don’t pay their taxes
Lawyers who’ve “retired” their license
Ex-govs under investigation
Wannabe Senators that cheat
Ex-Senators who steal (words)
Green Companies who fold
Car manufactures who stop making cars they can’t sell
A liar who prints money to save himself

The list goes on and Obama HIRED everyone of them and said they were good folks.

    janitor in reply to jakee308. | May 21, 2012 at 1:45 am

    Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
    Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
    Brown paper packages tied up with strings

LukeHandCool | May 20, 2012 at 8:44 pm

Some great quotes, and I, too, look forward to your first (and very late) autobiography, Professor!

I’m not a faking faker (just a shameless namedropper).

The mention of Billy Jack took me back. In the mid-1970s when I was working in the store my dad had just started, I thought it was cool when Tom Laughlin came in to get a bunch of printing and some scripts copied.

But soon things went wrong and Mr. Laughlin either bounced or stopped payment on a check (I can’t remember which). He and my dad got into a fight on the phone and he started cussing at my dad. Soon my dad was telling him to come and pay his bill immediately or he (my dad) would kick his ass.

I had seen Billy Jack and remember wondering if Mr. Laughlin really knew karate and hoping he wouldn’t show up for fear things would get ugly, if not downright violent. I kept thinking “Of all the people to get into a fight with … why does it have to be Billy Jack?”

He did show up about an hour later and paid his rather large bill.

There were no fisticuffs, thank goodness.

In some cases it seems lie ability is not always a liability.

NC Mountain Girl | May 20, 2012 at 9:06 pm

In Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood of the mid to late 80s they’d adore someone born in Kenya. Born in Hawaii? Not at all. No gravitas.

Compare and contrast to Palin.

She was simply and directly who she was.

And that was effective, straightforward, and modest.

But mostly effective.

    Juba Doobai! in reply to Ragspierre. | May 20, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Notice how they never talk about her GPA. When you have an eidetic memory, your GPA is usually pretty good unless you try for it to be otherwise.

Midwest Rhino | May 20, 2012 at 9:12 pm

Obama is a clean slate every campaign … sorta like an etch a sketch president.

For “single payer”, now he’s not

against gay marriage … now he’s not

closing Guantanamo … now he’s not

born in Kenya … now he’s not

President Etch-A-Sketch … nothing he says means anything, except that he reads polls.

honestly I would be a lot more comfortable with the kenya is a lie meme if the DNC had not messed with the eligibility statements on the 2008 state applications to get him on ballot.
the truth will come out, hopefully we can prevent this crap from happening again in future.

Juba Doobai! | May 20, 2012 at 10:03 pm

Fakers should have to explain their fakery. When we substitute our speculation for their explanation, they remain half-masked fakes. It would be better if they were to explain themselves so they may reap a full reward of mockery that will drive them from the public view. That’s what I hoped would happen to Obama. Then, mthe conservative punditocracy, in Arusha to perhaps prove they wer not birthers, provided an explanation for Obama. Several explanations. That was not the case with Fauxcahontas. Folks let her try to dig her way out with each shovelful only digging her deeper and making her a laughingstock. Perhaps we have to take to Twitter to do the same to Obama, whose real last name might well be Davis and who may have some “slave blood” in him.

I am starting to see a pattern.

Why did Michelle Obama state that Barack was Kenyan? and

Why did Barack’s grandmother say she was present at Barack’s birth in Kenya?

Why was Barack letting his agents publish that he was born in Kenya as late as 2007?

And why did the AP report that Obama was born in Kenya in 2004?

Of course, it is at least theoretically possible that the AP, his agent, his grandmother and his wife are all wrong…

Obama is so used to lying about EVERY aspect of his life, that even assuming his drug-addled brain understands the concept of “absolute truth” he may not know what it is any longer.

I don’t know where Obama was born. But I should. And he should have to prove it by releasing original records to demonstrate he is eligible to hold the office.

    janitor in reply to WarEagle82. | May 21, 2012 at 1:48 am

    Excellent gathering of bits here; thank you!

    creeper in reply to WarEagle82. | May 21, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    No, you shouldn’t, War Eagle. You have no standing. No right whatsoever to proof the man who resides in the White House is legally eligible to do so. You’re just a dray horse who is suppose to keep his mouth shut and his body working to support the cattle egrets riding your back.

BannedbytheGuardian | May 20, 2012 at 10:57 pm

I am guessing the”Birther’ barb is dead.

People can say I read it in his literary bio 1991-2007 that he was born in Kenya.

But hilaiosly it also shows his agents , nor anyone else in that circle read his book. Not even scanned.

    WarEagle82 in reply to BannedbytheGuardian. | May 20, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    No, you are missing the point. The various books and articles prove nothing.

    I have to provide my birth certificate within 3 days of starting a new job due to federal requirements for I-9 forms. I can’t show a copy of my birth certificate. I have to show the real thing.

    Why should the requirements for the President of the United States be any less?

    The issue is moot, but not dead, until someone in a position of authority decides to do their job and make Obama prove where he was born, once and for all.

    What are we going to do in 2 or 4 or 6 years if someone proves that Obama was not eligible and 300 million Americans start suing the Federal government because every law Obama signed is rendered null and void if he was never eligible in the first place? You want to talk about chaos? That will be chaos of the first order…

BannedbytheGuardian | May 20, 2012 at 11:05 pm


You might want to include Bookwoom’s post”


Obama, who graduated from high school in 1979, must have started looking at colleges in 1978.

When it comes to college admissions, 1978 isn’t just any year. It’s a very special year. It was the year that the Supreme Court decided Regents of the University of California v. Bakke (1978) 438 U.S. 265.

Allan Bakke was a young man with an excellent academic record, who nevertheless got turned down by 12 medical schools. When he applied to the medical school at UC Davis, and was again rejected, he learned that he had almost certainly lost out on the opportunity to attend that medical school because UC had set a quota for admitting non-white people in order to meet the University’s “diversity” requirements. Bakke sued. In a deeply fragmented decision, the Supreme Court held that this race-based admission process was unconstitutional.

With that decision, Obama, who was a self-confessed slacker in high school, suddenly lost his e-ticket to a good college. [snip]

My best guess is that, denied an opportunity to use quota systems to parlay a lousy academic record into a quality college admission, Obama searched around for other means of bypassing his academic failings. It was this search that led him to announce that he was Kenyan.

End Quote:

Read it all at Bookwork Room:

As someone who for a long time admired Prof Gates and watched his series on PBS, I have to admit I lost a tremendous amount of respect after that “cops acting stupidly” incident.

And now this stunt about donating those cuffs, I have lost all respect for this man, he’s nothing but a race hustler in my eyes at this point.

And it pains me to say that, because I have long followed his work, loved his series on PBS.

But he’s just another version of Al Sharpton, albeit not as openly a constant race hustler, but he is like Sharpton, a race hustler; apparently that is a very wide industry.

Cassandra Lite | May 20, 2012 at 11:20 pm

Hang on, kids, as we cling (bitterly) to the backs of American elites and jump the shark of history. Wheeeeee!

Juba Doobai! | May 20, 2012 at 11:38 pm

Folks in speculating are naturally thinking as Americans with an American knowledge of how the system works.

Let me offer the foreigner perspective. If you were a genuine foreigner in those days, you had no idea of what the system offered, unless your guidance counselor told you so. If you were a black foreigner, your guidance counselor didn’t tell you much about how to navigate the system to go to the college of your choice. I had wanted Barnard. My guidance counselor asked if I had the money to go. Of course, my family didn’t, and I didn’t know how to dig in those days. Guidance never mentioned scholarships, and I had the grades for it. Guidance just said no money, no go. So I went elsewhere.

Now, let’s step back and take a wider view. Obama’s mentor was Frank Marshall Davis of CPUSA. He said his grandfather and Davis seemed to have some sort of communication going on over his head as his grandfather committed him to Davis’s charge. Anybody that tapped in to CPUSA as Davis was had to have connections within the organization across the USA.

So, for me the explanation of how Obama went to expensive schools from Punahou to Harvard is explicable with reference to the CPUSA. Lousy grades and money didn’t matter because the CPUSA was grooming itself a candidate educated into Communism by one of their stalwarts, Frank Marshall Davis. Thus, CPUSA would provide the money, and he would incur just enough debt at Harvard to mute suspicion about the financial source of his very expensive education.

How did he get to Chicago? CPUSA contacts, the Weather Underground. He went to college a committed Communist, deliberately selected those kinds of professors–don’t be surprised if his transcript is great, but his courses would surprise us likely because they betray his allegiance to Communist thought–and he went to Chicago, a hotbed of Communists with the destruction of America as their primary objective.

So, all the talk about Kenyan scholarship? I don’t buy it. If he got any assistance from his father, it would be via the government of Kenya paying for his tuition and expecting him to return to Kenya to serve that country for a period of two to five years to pay off the debt they incurred on his behalf. That is how it was done in those days by a lot of foreigners with ties to their country.

    Midwest Rhino in reply to Juba Doobai!. | May 21, 2012 at 9:46 am

    good points …

    But Obama’s mentors may have used the money of any special scholarships by directing their chosen one to them, while rank and file “foreigners” were unaware the money was being passed out. That was how the Chicago Annenberg money for schools got redirected to the Ayers “reeducation” program.

    Despite having authored two autobiographies, Barack Obama has never written about his most important executive experience. From 1995 to 1999, he led an education foundation called the Chicago Annenberg Challenge (CAC), and remained on the board until 2001. The group poured more than $100 million into the hands of community organizers and radical education activists.

    The CAC was the brainchild of Bill Ayers, a founder of the Weather Underground in the 1960s. …

    As we now observe Obama passing around other people’s money to his friends by the billions, it makes sense that from day one they were schooled in using the system of “fairness” to collect from the average all American “duped” taxpayer or grant giver.

    But beyond the possible scholarship type money, there is the “stolen valor” of the Kenyan birth that would appeal to the black liberation theology stylings of the Rev. Wright crowd.

      Juba Doobai! in reply to Midwest Rhino. | May 21, 2012 at 10:57 am

      Good point. Note though that the Communists were tapping the Annenberg fund and using it to advance a Communist agenda. No matter the source of the funds, the people controlling the till wer CPUSA. If you were not known to CPUSA, and Obama was, or if you were not tapped by them for re-education, no money came through them to you.

      So, you and I are coming at the same point from different angles.

He said he was born in Kenya.
His beard said Kenya is his home country.
His lawyer admitted in court the HI BC is a fraudulent document. If he had a real HI BC, why the fraud? He was born in Kenya. Let the impeachments and imprisoning begin.

alan markus | May 21, 2012 at 7:33 am

Grifters come in all colors.

Midwest Rhino | May 21, 2012 at 10:25 am

… reminding his tiny band of disillusioned followers, “African-Americans were brought to this country as slaves; we were whipped and lashed and hung. …”

Lizzy Warren went from (fake) Cherokee bloodline, to literally having Indian blood on her (ancestor’s) hands … having rounded them up for the trail of tears.

Obama’s father’s ancestors were apparently involved in selling fellow Africans into slavery, not being sold. (except one grandmother, that was apparently bought by grandpa)

Somebody had to round up those sold into slavery, and the Islamic Africans were the merchants, not the white man jumping off the boats. Race baiters today complain they were “brought” to America in chains, but who sold them into slavery? Did Obama’s ancestor’s force fellow countrymen down their own “trail of tears”, just like faker Warren, while Obama cashes in on black victimhood?

It’s as if Steven Seagal were to believe all the ethnicities he’s played on screen. Italian, Native American, Asian, Cajun, whatever is in fashion at the moment, Seagal plays it with his own impossible to hear delivery and Donn Draeger (Not Don Draper) body language.

As a bonus, Seagal can actually shoot ‘master’ on the pistol course and is pretty good at serious ass-kickery. Liberal that he is, he’d at least be American and have some macho cred.

We should do a write in for Seagal as President, then have a no holds barred match between him and Putin. It would sell-out PPV from Moscow to LA.

MaggotAtBroadAndWall | May 21, 2012 at 11:15 am

Wow. I haven’t thought about “Billy Jack” for 40 years. I remember most of the boys in my class at school memorized one of the lines from that movie and we all taunted each other with it on the playground during recess.

“I’m gonna take this right foot….and I’m gonna whop you on your face…and there’s not a damn thing you’re gonna be able to do about that”.

I also remember one of the songs playing in the background at the rink where I learned to roller skate was “One Tin Soldier”, the theme song to that movie.

Who knew Lizzie Warren’s lies could dredge up long forgotten childhood memories?

NC Mountain Girl | May 21, 2012 at 11:23 am

That born in Kenya fact checking error was repeated numerous times over 17 years.

I’ve often though Billy Jack is a prime example of why the left loves to use narrative instead of argument. A viewer can get wrapped up in the action and not think about how stupid the whole story was.

Why is it that virtually every single writer of an article about the Kenyan bio thing feels compelled — as if he or she has personal knowledge — to state that he or she “no doubt” that Obama was born in Hawaii. Why add this.

Why is it that stories on this issue also fail to mention that Obama was known from childhood into adulthood by the name Soetoro. Was this also a typo? Was he legally adopted by a foreigner stepfather? Or is this just another habitual family identity fauxity.

And what is with the continuing stonewalling by Hawaiian birth certificate officials. What of that Kenyan birth certificate. Fake?

And what about that Connecticut social security number that has been proved to be the number of a dead man.

Everyone is afraid of being called a “birther”?

These aren’t frivolous questions. They are at least as important as how much Ann Romney paid for her shirt.